The most soulful time of year is back again! November 30th, the annual SOUL TRAIN AWARDS (#SoulTrainAwards) airs on Centric. Centric is BET’s 24-hour music and entertainment channel dedicated to African-American and multicultural viewers. The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is dedicated to celebrating and honoring R&B’s finest and most soulful artists in front of legions of dedicated fans. In celebration of SOULLLLLLLLLLL, CURVY is hosting a special #GotSoul instagram giveaway to win a $100 American Express gift card and more. Let me give you the low down about this year’s show then I’ll get to the giveaway.
The most impressive SOUL TRAIN AWARDS show to date, this year features media mogul, talk show host and all around funny-woman, Wendy Williams as host. Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and television personality Tamar Braxton will lead the red carpet pre-show. Plus, a long roster of special guests and performances – not to mention the awards themselves – will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Music legends Missy Elliot, Da Brat, and Lil Kim makes a return to the limelight with their first TV performance in some years. The show’s performances include chart topping stars such as Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Ledisi, and even Detroit’s own Kem. See the full list of performers here.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 honors artists in 12 different categories. R&B star Chris Brown leads the pack with seven nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year for “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga, and Video of the Year for “New Flame” featuring Usher. Beyoncé follows with six nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Pharrell Williams is next in line with five nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist of the Year. For a complete list of nominees view here.
GOT SOUL? Calling all those who like to sing along with a great soul or R&B song. Yes shower singers we want you too! Enter by uploading a video to Instagram of you singing your best rendition of one of the nominated songs in the Video of the Year category. Your video must be tagged with #GOTSOUL & #CURVY to be eligible to win. Here are the nominees to choose from:
- Drunk In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
- Good Kisser – Usher (Christopher Sims)
- Happy - Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
- New Flame - Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
- The Man - Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
- The Worst - Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)
Two winners will be selected. The runner-up will receive a Centric TV prize pack including a t-shirt, mini digital speakers, headphones, and the first place winner will receive a $100 American Express gift card.
Contest ends 11/ 28 11;59PM EST. Winner announced after the show on 11/30. Get luck wishing you Love, Peace, and SOULLLLLLL.
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